ITB 2019 Special Reporting
Global Newsletter: August 23, 2019
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Friday, 23rd August 2019

Asian economies benefiting from US-China trade tensions, rise of dark-sky tourism, mini programs and AI and can hoteliers cross-sell guests ancillary services before they even arrive?.

Asian economies benefiting from US-China trade tensions
Friday, 23rd August 2019

The initial round of tariffs imposed by the US government on China imports earlier this year has started to make significant and demonstrable impacts on global trade, according to analysis released by PwC today.

US imports from China fell by around 15% year on year in the first quarter of 2019 while imports from a group of eight other Asian economies – Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam – grew by more than 16% >>

The rise of dark-sky tourism
23 Aug 2019 : As the population of the planet increases, so does the use of electricity, just take a look at any night-time photograph of the earth from space and you can easily see the effects of humanity >>

Orange Bike Mindfulness and its value for the industry
23 Aug 2019 : A workshop that is designed to teach you to be more effective cognitively by managing your day-to-day, dealing with stress and harnessing new opportunities >>

News from around the APAC region
23 Aug 2019 : Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region: 2019 Asia Cruise Deployment and Capacity Report, CDL acquires full control of W Singapore and more >>


Can Hoteliers Cross-Sell Guests Ancillary Services Before They Even Arrive?
Friday, 23rd August 2019

An obvious area for increasing sales that hotels have been doing for years is selling guests ancillary services such as a transfer or entrance ticket. An easy sale with high-margins.

However, many hotels are now looking to do this before the guest even arrives in destination. How realistic an objective is this? And have many hotels perfected the technique? >>

What Can You Do To Create a Better Customer Experience?
If you’ve ever seen one of my speaking presentations, you’ve most likely heard my story about my favorite cab driver: It is an example of excellent customer service and it’s universal - I don’t know of anyone that hasn’t been in a taxi >>

Mini Programs and AI: Simplifying outbound travel
With each year passing, the percentage of Chinese outbound travellers able to communicate in English is increasing, shifting the language problem in many countries rather to the side of the locals who might only be able to speak their local language, like German, French or Russian >>

Why Hotels Are Taking Wellness Seriously
Hotel operators have been buying firms focused on wellness in a bid to attract guests looking for healthy getaways >>

In case you've missed it: Global eNews of August 22, 2019
Latin America pipeline continues to decline, 737 MAX grounding impacts business, leveraging the prowess of AI in the travel booking funnel and personalization on the hotel website >>

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